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how it works. whereas texas and florida are giving an idea of how you can govern without an income tax. people moved. we kind of know what is going to happen here. indiana, illinois, big border. they just past the right to work and they're giving the school kids a choice of a falter scholarship. illinois raised taxes want to inform the government worker pension system. who is going to build a factory in the 100 miles on the western side of the border? any takers for the people that think jobs and opportunities are going to move into illinois or not? what if we know something isn't going to work? do we impose it nationally when we watch it fail at the state level? not all are heading to warmer climates but states with no income tax or lower taxes and less spending. less government services. people move to the states with fewer government services. really? then why do we pretended that is what people want as opposed to what the unionized bureaucracies in the state government says it wants. we also see the tests on louisiana and in the and i have a half a million people, 100,000 in arizon
as i told you yesterday in the presidential race, in florida has yet to be called here is the absentee ballot voting delay to push right on the floor of the election. we don't know where the 29 electoral votes will go but have made every outcome of the presidential election. back to the topic here. what was your message to washington? a lot of newspaper articles this morning about the fiscal the cliff and that is what faces -- >> we will leave this portion of this morning's washington journal now to go live to the american enterprise institute for panel discussions on the election with fox news channel commentator michael barone, inside out columnist norman borkenstein and others. it is just beginning. this is live coverage from c-span2. >> to start the aei series in 1982. he is with us here today been lautenberg and the late richard scamen were the people to look at the intersection of democracy and public often opinion data in the 1970 book "the real majority." they told us how important changing demographics would be to future e elections come indigenous election de pass braking ins
of this relatively narrow popular vote margin. assuming that he carries florida where he is the current ahead in the miami-dade county. people are are this year counting votes without the assistance of many republican and democratic lawyers. with florida his electoral vote victory is 332-206. bush was 51-48 margin in 2004 india 286 votes and obama was slightly less it appears against 332. i think there is a certain structure of demographic advantage for democrats in the electoral college in this era. democratic voters tend to be clustered into large metropolitan areas and in particular neighborhoods and they give them a craft an initial advantage in the electoral college. president obama got 57% or more of the popular vote in 11 states and the district of columbia and they have 163 electoral votes. romney won 13 states by such margins but they only have 104 electoral votes of basically the democrats have a bigger hunting ground and and a larger base in the electoral college and the mere hunting ground to go find those votes and barack obama into campaigns has been successful with 365 and appa
? the presiding officer: the senator from florida. mr. nelson: mr. president, before the senator from new jersey leaves the floor, i just want to say that this senator's heart goes out to you and your people. we take hurricanes more as a part of our lifestyle from florida, but when you combine a hurricane in the northeast at this time of year, during a full moon at high tide in one of the most densely populated coastal areas of the united states, then you definitely have a problem. and this senator wants to help you with what's going to be necessary with additional funding of fema and so forth. i want the senator to think about an idea that we implemented in florida to create in effect a reassurance fund against this kind of catastrophe. we call it the florida hurricane catastrophe fund. this was done when i was the elected insurance commissioner prior to me, and then i had to implement it in the aftermath of the monster hurricane in the early 1990's, hurricane andrew. as i have talked to our colleagues in the senate about a national catastrophic fund, people in other parts of the country don't
? >> they are still counting votes in florida and -- [inaudible] bears and even greener light. i apologize. i saw that little green light and you know, it was too subtle for me. here is what we know. we certainly know that the president was reelected and we know democrats have picked up seats in the house and the senate which is contrary to what anybody in washington i think god even as -- we know they house will stay roughly the same so with his breaking news i bring you know that returns from florida and i like to spend more time on why he did this happen and what does that mean for us going forward? first, i share the admiration all around for president obama's campaign team. they were technically close to perfect in the first responsibility of the campaign team and that is to identify and turn out voters. they planned it, they executed it and every step of the way they knew what votes they needed and they went out and got them. they began weeks before election day thanking favorable votes in states where they have our people on the ground preplanned so again technically a superb operation and
out, florida, virginia, which were going to be my next two states he would need to win and they are still undecided at this point. with obama slightly ahead in both of them. basically it looks like it stopped. but he would've needed to do florida and virginia and then would need to get into colorado, iowa, new hampshire and still even winning all of that was going to be pretty short to 70. so it was pretty clear, you know, going into election day that away, a whole lot had to have been right for romney to get over the 270 and it just didn't happen. it just seemed to peter out either after north carolina and a sequencer may be either florida or virginia once all the votes had counted or theoretically both probably not. that's theretofore applies. and there was one point back around just looking at the sequencing of it. romney was clearly dead in the water, just not moving. he was that far behind before the first debate. it looks like a really hard three to five points. and you got a sense and i had a chance to look at what wal-mart moms focus groups and focus groups that
is probably tracking her down. even though she might be more personable candidate in the race. >> florida, congressman alan west, a tea party republican trying to keep his seat for a second term. >> alan west running against patrick murphy, not former congressman patrick murphy of california -- pennsylvania but this is one of the most expensive and nastiest races in the country. i think that the district by the numbers is very competitive but alan west is tenacious. right now he is running probably three times the amount of television and that a number candidate would run at this stage. even though he is polarizing, he's also strategic. former military officer and patrick murphy, he has a tough task i think in coming across spent an interesting race in utah, the fourth congressional district. a republican, african-american, the race is getting a lot of attention. >> jim matheson, democrats regarding is one of the survivors, but he survived a 20 republican wave in a republican district. but i think that republicans didn't really target confidence and a lot of money trying to feed him in 20
an amendment to the florida house of representatives and we will overturn this. and they said that we will send an e-mail out and you can try, but you will fail. i worked with people on both sides of the aisle. anyone who had supported broadband in the past, when it came time for the vote, we had 90 republicans and 91 democrats and we made a bipartisan effort. i have worked with senator gillibrand in nanotechnology, that resulted in great competitive values and i have worked with peter welch to ensure we had funding that was fema and money for farmers and roads and bridges and that was a bipartisan effort. with peter welch. i can tell you that i absolutely believe, that even though you hear all the negative news today, folks can come together -- we have come together and we did it in transportation and we did with fair trade agreements and we did for other loss. i will continue to do that because that is my responsibility. >> moderator: julian schriebman, do you have a rebuttal? schriebman: absolutely. we need to make a commitment for a public and private partnership. the congressman brags that
cooperatively with the issue. i guess i have the florida chance to ask the question what the this notion of lots of different well-meaning and well-intentioned and capable organizations coming together. often it's around the disaster, but i think we need to think also about how to do it anymore preteen time. i think there's two different pieces and sometimes we mix them up. at the country team level, mr. ambassador, it's really in those kinds of times, providing the forum to orchestrate all of these so that you have the best capabilities doing the things they can do best. i'm curious if you have some ideas about that. we put teams in place and then sit back or try to bring folks together. i'm curious if you have a sense of how that could be done better. >> first of all, it's a lot of it is done very well. we have very capable people -- [inaudible] but i think there is no substitute the element being is outside the embassy. unfortunately over the last generation, were more active inside and we talk to each other, we want information from what google information. you have to go meet people and ask
started, in florida is begun in other places as well, kill the messenger. blame it on the tests. blame it on somebody. blame it on the former governor. there's all sorts of people that you can blame this stuff on, but the simple fact is if we are going to restore american greatness, which we all want, whether we are liberals or conservatives, we have to start with higher expectations for the next generation. the states that retreat on record will be shortchanging their children, and putting them at a competitive disadvantage. not only with kids from other states, but also with kids from other nations. if we've learned one lesson from reform, it is this. we continually underestimate children. setting high standards and demanding results drive student academic angst. far from getting dumber, the students in kentucky are on their way to getting smarter. it will take them adjustment, but our kids will rise to the challenge of these new standards if we give them the opportunity and tools to do. corporations that depend on students being in college and/or career ready when they graduate from
the assignments. we got a letter from a high school student in florida who said here's what she does to complete your assignment that would require internet access. she drives to her local library at night after it is closed, and sits in the parking lot where she can get wi-fi hookup. but that's not a good answer the digital divide is a good issue and smart government action can help drive universal access. this is what drove the fcc last year to adopt a once in a generation comprehensive overhaul of the $4.5 billion a year universal service fund. we transformed it from a telephone focused program and one at that, too inefficient program focus on universal broadband. so these pillars and priorities not only guide our policy work in the united states. they guide our international engagement in the i.t. sector. and they have in the past, historically. in ways that it had a profound affect. to explain how, let me take a detour into the arab spring. in egypt last year, when they can shut down the internet, shutdown global service, many asked how are they able to do that. what does it mean they can d
, florida, where they have the republican convention, to charlotte where democrats had their convention, fort bragg, back to charlotte, washington. that's 26 cds. [laughter] but i have this image of lyndon johnson spinning in his grave at the idea that there is a president of the united states that has minimal interaction with congress. and particularly someone of his own party. and when you, let's just forget republicans and let's forget tea party people. forget them. just in his own party, wander around the hill as all of you to around all the time and ask members of the democratic at how much personal interaction you have with the president. and i have, you know, i hate giving political credit for anything, but they had that piece back in may. just pointed out that the president, as of may when that article was written, had not had a single conversation this year with this year weedeater kent conrad, chairman of the senate budget committee, or tom harkin, the chairman of the senate health education labor binge committee. phone or in person this year. now, you can talk about tea party
've made up our mind. we're going to zero this out. i said i'm going to bring an amendment to the florida house of representatives were going to overturn this. they laughed and said you're new around here, aren't you? were going to send to the party and tell them you can try, but she'll fail. i would not have worked with souls on both sides of the aisle. anyone who is support broadband the past, astrologer and the north country halted when it came time for the vote we again the republicans and 131 democrats and we overturn the leadership by working together, a bipartisan affair. i've also worked with senator gillibrand. that was authorization and appropriation to compete for it. it's good for our country from a distance, area. work with peter watched to ensure we had funding for the storm relief. that was a bipartisan effort with peter welch. so i can tell you i absolutely believe even though you hear negative news, folks can come together, we've come together and we did and transportation of free-trade agreements and for advanced training lot and i will continue to will continue to do th
from florida. mr. nelson: mr. president, the chairman has asked me to manage the bill in the meantime while he is working out with the leadership a list of amendments, so seeing no other senator that wants to speak at this point, if i may then, i will talk about an amendment that would be offered in the future. mr. president, i'm going to offer an amendment to repeal the offset in the department of defense and the v.a. benefits for military widows and widowers the stand-alone bill, s. 260, has wide support from military organizations and has 51 cosponsors in the senate. this is the ninth time that i have and will bring this amendment to the defense authorization act, and it's passed the senate six times over the past decade, including last year by voice vote. the senate has supported eliminating this offset for years, and i hope that this body will remain steadfast in its support for military widows and the survivors. mr. president, you will recall in a number of addresses that president lincoln gave that he spoke of the responsibility that the government has to take care of the veter
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